“ligne claire”

  1. Garen Ewing

    Garen Ewing is a comic creator, illustrator and designer based in West Sussex, England. He is best known for writing and illustrating the critically acclaimed Adventures of Julius Chancer: The Rainbow Orchid, winner of a 2013 Young People’s Comic Award.

  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Georges Lepape (1887-1971)

    Born in Paris, France in 1887, Georges Lepape studied at the famous École des Beaux-Arts. In 1910 he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne, where he met the great designer Paul Poiret. They became friends and began working together. In 1911, he illustrated Poiret’s brochure, Les Choses de Paul Poiret. It was illustrated in a very similar style of Poiret’s previous brochure, Robes de Paul Poiret by Paul Iribe.

  3. Evan Shaner

    Colorado-based Evan “Doc” Shaner is a comic artist for publishers including Dark Horse and Oni Press. His illustrations are heavily influenced by the American silver age of comics, in particular illustrators like Alex Toth and Steve Ditko, as well as the European ligne claire technique. He has various approaches to colouring that all effortless suit his clear line work, which is a testament to his style. You can see more of his work on his website.

  4. Georges Prosper Remi aka Hergé (1907-1983)

    With the release of the Tintin movie today, it felt only right that the Lounge honour the man who created it all, Georges Prosper Remi, better known by his pen name, Hergé. During his career Hergé wrote and illustrated a host of wonderful characters but none more famous and loved then the humble young reporter Tintin. Though Hergé did himself grow tiered of the character, creating comic strips and book consecutively for 5 decades, to date the public’s interest in Tintin has never dwindled. With Hergé work growing in popularity posthumous, he reached a new height in 2007 when the Centre Pompidou gallery in Paris held a major exhibition of his work, placing him amongst modern artist such as Matisse and Picasso.

  5. Vittorio Giardino

    From electrical engineering to prolific comic book artist, Vittorio Giardino is perhaps best known for creating ex-secret agent, Max Fridman.  Giardino’s attention to details and use of Ligne claire (French for “clear line”) are what make his work so charming.